*Longest sigh known to man* Ahem. So today I concluded that Anthony Horowitz is wack. Yep. He’s proved it publicly this week. When asked about the much anticipated “007” movie and its potential lead, Idris Elba, Horowitz responded by calling the star “too street” for the role.
“For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part. It’s not a colour issue. I think he is probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond. Is it a question of being suave? Yeah.”
Let me get this straight–
This isn’t a “colour issue”, yet the only word you could find to describe Idris Elba was “street”?
Anthony, I can think of at least 5 words right now to describe Idris, and “street” isn’t on the list.
Now, as far as the list of words to describe YOU? Only one comes to mind right now.
Then Horowitz goes on to say it’s a “question of being suave.”
SUAVE?? HAVE YOU SEEN IDRIS ELBA?
Like, I’m seriously starting to think that like many white men, Horowitz has mistaken Idris for another Black man he’s seen in the “streets.” Because there is absolutely no way he’s talking about the same Idris Elba we all know and love (lust).
But since I’m a nice person, I’ve decided to help Horowitz out. I’m going to give him a list of 5 “street” people, so he can use them as a reference to go by in the future. Because it’s become painfully CLEAR that he has no clue what “street” looks like. Here goes.
5. DOESN’T HANG IN THE STREET, BUT STILL STREET
I totally agree, Mr. Horowitz. You wouldn’t want ANY of these men playing James Bond. Yes, they are far “too street.”
But THIS man?
Therefore, the only conclusion I can possibly come to, is you called Idris “street” because he’s Black. And that my friend, is racist.
And that’s not OK. So after leading us on this wild goose chase for months now, I just wanna say to hell with your upcoming 007 movie. We’re kinda over it now.